Steven Ciobo was sworn in as the Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment on 19 July 2016. He has previously served as the Minister for International Development and the Pacific, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Trade and Investment, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer from September.
Mr Ciobo was first elected as the Member for Moncrieff in the Australian Parliament in 2001. Before entering Parliament, he built a professional career as an executive in the economic reform unit at international firms Coopers & Lybrand and, later, PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Mr Ciobo holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from Bond University, as well as a Master of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology.